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Scott McClellan

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  • Call was what president had long been awaiting

    WASHINGTON - The call came to President Bush about 3:15 on a chilly Saturday afternoon at Camp David. On the other line was Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, who began the conversation with a word of caution that first reports do not always turn out...
  • Bush weighs release of abuse photos

    WASHINGTON - The Bush administration faces a difficult decision about whether to publicly release hundreds of images of Iraqi prisoners being abused and sexually humiliated at the Abu Ghraib prison. Some veteran Washington analysts suggested that it's in...
  • A double setback for U.S. goals in Mideast

    CRAWFORD, Texas -- The back-to-back bombings in Baghdad and Jerusalem on Tuesday shook the twin pillars of President Bush's ambitious Middle East policy: building peace and democracy in Iraq and settling the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The...
  • Bush praises defense chief

    WASHINGTON -- President Bush paid a high-profile visit to the Pentagon yesterday to praise his beleaguered defense secretary, Donald H. Rumsfeld, who he said is "doing a superb job," and to try to prevent the Iraq prison abuse scandal from further...
  • U.S. attempts to limit political damage

    WASHINGTON - With a rare apology to abuse victims in Iraq, top Bush administration officials moved on several fronts yesterday to halt the erosion of American credibility worldwide from mistreatment of prisoners and limit further political damage to the...
  • 6 receive reprimands in abuse

    WASHINGTON - Six U.S. soldiers have received career-ending reprimands for their roles in the alleged abuse of detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad, and a seventh has received a letter of admonishment, a senior Pentagon official said yesterday....
  • Army tightly guarded pictures of prison abuse

    WASHINGTON - From the beginning, the concern was about the photographs. Spc. Joseph M. Darby, a 24-year-old Army Reserve soldier with the 372nd Military Police Company of Cresaptown, Md., heard about the computerized photos and video of the detainees,...
  • More than work drew him to Iraq

    Nick Berg was a big-hearted risk-taker - intent on making the world a better place, willing to do the heavy lifting to make that happen and daring enough to go almost anywhere to do it. As his body arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware yesterday,...
  • Powell says Bush was 'informed' of Red Cross concerns

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Colin L. Powell said yesterday that he and other top officials kept President Bush "fully informed ... in general terms" about complaints made by the Red Cross and others over ill-treatment of detainees in U.S. custody....
  • Aides' woes could badly harm Bush

    Washington // It's not often that President Bush, who casts himself as decisive and bold, is cut off from decisions of grave importance to his presidency. But as he and his team brace for the results of a lengthy CIA leak investigation that has reached...
  • Bush urges conservation to ease nation's fuel shortage

    WASHINGTON // President Bush urged Americans yesterday to drive less and embrace conservation in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and he said he would work with Congress to enact new incentives for energy production and refinery construction. The...
  • DeLay indicted in Texas probe

    WASHINGTON // Tom DeLay, the Texas Republican whose bare-knuckled style propelled him to the top echelons of the House and drew allegations of ethical lapses, was forced to step aside as majority leader yesterday, after a Texas grand jury indicted him for...